Friday, February 17, 2012

Making Every Moment Count

"If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right."  ~ Steve Jobs

Recently, a former boss at the company from which I retired was killed in a biking accident. He was about my age but had started working later since he had a PhD.  So he had been with the company 27 years He had everything going for him.  He was a vice-president in a Fortune 100 company.  He was physically fit, regularly competing with athletes 10 to 20 years younger. He had a great future ahead of him.

It all ended one morning as he was riding his bicycle to work   He was struck by a truck and died two days later from severe brain trauma. 

However, based on my experience working with him, he probably didn't have any regrets.  He always put his family first.   He would work 8 hour days and leave the office.  He took vacations. He took care of himself and stayed in shape.  He was one of the few people I knew that had achieved work/life balance. 

Although I lost touch, except for a LinkedIn connection, with him after I retired,  I will definitely miss him.   He was truly some one that made every moment count.

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